How to Join

Complete and submit your application

Want to make the most of your IDA membership? This free webinar explains member benefits, answers your questions, and provides a user-friendly tour of IDA’s exclusive online community, IDEA Connection. Great for new members, new staff and those who need a refresher. Please contact Rebecca Bishophall for more details.

Types of Memberships:

Nonprofit / Association Membership

You are a downtown champion who brings urban centers to life and bridges the gap between the public and private sectors, setting the state for your district’s economic and cultural success. IDA membership provides you with the resources to grow professionally and personally through access to innovative best practices, trends and solutions, education and proven strategies to get the job done.

What Members are Saying

“We continue our membership each and every year and enjoy the sharing of ideas, partnerships, and programs with other downtown leaders from all over the world, which has led to many positive results in Harrisburg.” —Todd Vander Woude, Executive Director, Harrisburg DID

Corporate Membership

IDA membership offers corporate entities efficient ways to connect with city leaders. Directory access allows you to easily make connections and our member networking site is a great place for you to add to conversations and keep a pulse on what’s happening in the industry. Did we mention everyone on your team is eligible to receive a personal login to IDA? Start networking with this powerful group by becoming an IDA member today! Join those already reaping the rewards of being a corporate member and review the IDEA Connection tips.

What Members are Saying

“As the owner of a small planning and real estate development company, I find IDA’s extensive member network the most valuable asset that the organization offers. Through the IDA website, members are able to freely engage and exchange ideas through IDEA Connection. It is an invaluable benefit, along with the research and other resources that IDA provides free-of-charge to its members.” — Cassie M. Wright, President, Urban Milestones LLC

Government Agency / Department Membership

Share strategies, build partnerships, and find inspiration with IDA. Connect and consult with a responsive global network of fellow professionals and experts about urban place management issues and solutions. Gain access to a constantly updated, real-world, shared body of knowledge, research, data and education. IDA membership is designed to help you thrive and stay competitive in the marketplace.

What Members are Saying

“As the program coordinator for the Commonwealth’s only source for technical assistance related to all things related to downtown revitalization, IDA is the best resource for current information for all the varied requests I receive. I can hear from practitioners, webinars and reports that keep me current. The information provided is key to staying on top of topics that are changing daily.” — Emmy Hahn, Program Coordinator, MA Downtown Initiative Program (Boston)

National Canadian Network

Engage with your peers across Canada through a virtual online community and gain access to Canadian-specific electronic resources, toolkits, and best practices. A tiered approach for engagement within the network has been created while transitioning towards full membership with IDA to capture the passion of placemaking and community building leaders throughout Canada. To see the benefits of the network, click here. If you have questions about becoming active with the National Canadian Network, please contact Ken Kelly. Ready to connect?